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Developmental Psychology

Developmental Psychology

May 2011 | 232 pages | Learning Matters
Covering core topics such as the development of attachment, social relations, cognitive and language development and social and cultural contexts of development, this introductory text addresses the core knowledge domain of developmental psychology. It provides concise and focused coverage of the central concepts, research and debates, while developing students' higher level skills.

Key chapters cover development across the lifespan, including the prenatal period, infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, while activities help readers build the underpinning generic critical thinking and transferable skills they need to become independent learners, and to meet the requirements of their programme of study.

Series Editor's Introduction
Themes and Theories in Developmental Psychology
Prenatal Development, Birth and the Neonate
Development in Infancy
Early Childhood
Middle and Late Childhood
Death, Dying and Bereavement

'It is light and inviting...and the text is provided in a student-friendy format.... this book is clearly written by someone with an enthusiasm and interest for how students today learn' -
Olivia Sagan
Psychology Learning and Teaching

I would recommend that students purchase a copy of this book because it provides them with clear information on the expectations of typical children's development and how to link this to theory.

Dr Gina Sherwood
School of Education & Continuing Stud, Portsmouth University
May 13, 2015

A good read for undergraduate learners!

Mrs Jeenal Chintan Desai
Humanities and Education, Doncaster University Centre
August 7, 2015

A very useful book for reference and for learning the basics of the theories.

Miss Frances Jackson
Public Services, Peterborough Regional College
June 3, 2014

Includes some excellent critical thinking exercises

Mrs Emma Barton
Department of Applied Psychology, University of Cumbria
June 2, 2014

A simple to follow book, ideal for introducing students to developmental psychology. I shall recommend this book.

Miss Marie Robbins
Department of Health & Social Studies, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
April 21, 2014

This Book provides comprehenmsive information and valuable teaching suggestions. It is good as it provides links to further reading so is a good introductory text to reseraching information

Mrs Juliet Reid
School Of Care Studies, West Herts College
October 17, 2013

An excellent text, extremely insightful, well presented and a good text for health and social care students.

Miss Amy Yorke
Health and Social Care, Warrington Collegiate
June 18, 2013

This book was sent to me, but I am not involved at the moment with this area.

Dr Sanjay Joban
Department of Psychology, Westminster University
April 26, 2013

This is a well written text that is accessible for undergraduates. I particularly liked the range of set activities that work well to get students thinking. As an introductory text slightly more topic coverage would be useful but the book would work really well as a companion reading to a main, perhaps more expansive, core text.

Dr Dawn Mannay
Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
January 2, 2013

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